PÉTER CSERHÁTI
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Contact:   Address: 112 Roslin Av, Toronto, ON, M4N 1Z4
email: petercserhati@sympatico.ca
Tel: 416-481-3267
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Peter Cserhati
was born in 1940 in Budapest, Hungary. As a young adolescent he became profoundly affected by nature, the world of colours, and classical music. At this time he was also a member of an amateur choir. In 1958 he graduated from the Fine and Applied Arts School in Budapest, where he studied drawing and decorative wood-sculpting. Independently he also pursued painting, first in watercolour and then later in oil.
Upon graduation, he was rewarded a diploma in decorative wood sculpture and began to earn his living in Budapest as a decorative wood sculptor. He also remained active in painting and sculpting (clay) as a member the Guttenberg and Derkovits art groups, as well as attending the summer school in Zebegeny.
In 1969 he was granted the distinction of Master Woodcarver and in the same year escaped with his wife from communist Hungary. They settled in Toronto, Canada where he established his own company in designing and carving residential, institutional, and church interiors. They have three children and a grandson.
The form of his artwork is primarily that of painting (watercolour and mostly in oil) and wood-sculpting (plaque, relief, sculpting).
“The gift of life is, if we are able to create through our own individuality a thought, a feeling, that delights and lifts the human spirit.”
His Paintings can be found in the collection of:
North America,
The Hungarian Embassy permanent collection in Ottawa, Canada.
Europe,
The Canadian Embassy permanent collection in Budapest, Hungary.
Peter Cserhati
2017 Mar. Art Square Gallery, Toronto
2016 Jun. KUMF Gallery, Toronto
Mar. Hungarian Consulate, Toronto
2015 Oct. Colombus Centre, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto
Apr. Hungarian Consulate, Toronto
2012 May. Messey College (Book Launch of Hidden Treasure), Toronto
2011 Oct. Todmorden Mills Papermill Gallery, Toronto
2010 Sep. Todmorden Mills Papermill Gallery, Toronto
Aug. Oakville Outdoor Art Show
May. Hamilton Pearl Company Art Gallery
Feb. Toronto Art Expo
2009 Dec. St Elizabeth R.C. Church, Toronto
Sep. Distillery District - Outdoor Art Show, Toronto
Aug. Oakville Outdoor Art Show
Apr. Hungarian Culture Centre, Toronto
Mar. Toronto Art Expo
2008 Oct. Todmorden Mill Papermill Gallery, Toronto
Aug. Distillery District - Outdoor Art Show, Toronto
Jun. Hungarian Culture Centre, Toronto
May. Hungarian Culture Centre, Toronto
2007 Dec. Etobicoke Civic Centre, Art Gallery, Toronto
May Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto
Apr. Hungarian Culture Centre, Toronto
Mar. Toronto Art Expo, Toronto
2006 Dec. Scarborough Public Library, Toronto
Oct. City Hall Exhibition In Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Toronto
Oct. Metro Hall Exhibition In Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Toronto
Jul. Hungarian Culture Centre, Ottawa
Jun. Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto
May Hungarian Culture Centre, Toronto
Mar. Word Exhibition of Artist of Hungarian Origin Living in the West, Budapest, Hungary
Mar. Toronto Art Expo, Toronto
2005 Aug. Hungarian Art Tour, Budapest, Debrecen, Miskolc, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Mar. Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto